Early Doors

Overreaction Theatre: TV superstar dubs David Moyes ‘sorrow in a suit’

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Poor old Manchester United. For approximately 73 seconds they were on course to eliminate the great Bayern Munich from the Champions League after Patrice Evra's stunning goal in Germany.

David Moyes was a football genius, poised to outwit Pep Guardiola, one of the great tactical strategists of the game.

But then it all went horribly wrong, and in rolled the jokes on Twitter...

This picture from a Man Utd fan spoke a thousand words...

The sensation of going 1-0 up away at Bayern and then conceding again within a minute to kill United's hopes stone dead was summed up perfectly with a Tim Sherwood Vine that was doing the rounds, as well as some other tweets.

United are now deprived of Champions League football next season - for the first time since 1995-96 - and it may be some time before they return.

Wayne Rooney's performance was heavily scrutinised after he failed to do anything of note and missed a fantastic chance in the second half to put United in control.

But as Moyes later revealed, Rooney was suffering from an injury that prevented him from striking the ball properly. Why, then, was he left on the pitch for the whole 90 minutes?

Our very own Graham Ruthven poked fun at all the furore over Moyes' reluctance to use his substitutes.

And although United performed admirably for long spells in Germany, that did not spare Moyes some renewed scrutiny as he suffered on the bench, from Dr House no less.

There was also some fun to be had at Barcelona's expense after they lost 1-0 to Atletico Madrid to be knocked out at the quarter-final stage.

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